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  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None of that guarantees a compelling movie, though, and for every hit like "Ray" or "Walk the Line," there's a miss like "The Runaways" or "The Doors."
  • James Brown biopic not so boffo at the box office

    James Brown was a unique talent: mercurial, scrappy, self-promoting. "The hardest working man in show business" had a challenging Southern back story of abandonment and discrimination that cried out for a Hollywood treatment. But "Get on Up," a movie...

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...

    Reel Critics: A wild ride with 'Guardians'

    Imagine revisiting the classic intergalactic bar scene from "Star Wars." Bizarre humanoids from many planets share their mutual suspicion of each other while sipping strange drinks. Now throw a flash-bang grenade into the bar. The chaos that follows could...

    Hollywood Films Fail to Represent Diversity in U.S., Study Shows

    Hollywood is not projecting the increasing diversity of the U.S. on the silver screen, according to a USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism study released on Monday. Latinos remain the most underrepresented ethnic group in films, the study...